The iRocker 11′ SUP is the largest inflatable SUP board in the iRocker paddle boards lineup, and it’s best suited for larger, heavier paddlers. While iRocker is a relatively new paddle board company, they’re quickly gaining a devoted following due to their durable designs and great affordability.
The iRocker 11′ paddle board is the big brother of iRocker’s popular 10′ SUP, and it’s faster and more buoyant due to the additional length. The width, thickness, and construction of both boards are identical.
In this review of the iRocker 11′ iSUP, we’ll first cover a brief overview of the board’s standout features, then we’ll go into the board’s detailed specs, what iRocker SUP accessories are included in the package bundle for sale, what type of warranty the board comes with, and more. If you’re looking for a board in the 11 foot range and are considering the iRocker 11′, we hope that this review will give you some clarity as to whether or not it’s the best SUP board for you.
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iRocker 11′ Review: Board Overview
Our first impression of the iRocker 11′ inflatable SUP is that this is one beautiful board. This SUP comes in two colors (white and blue), and the contrasting dual racing stripes give the 11′ a retro-styled racy appearance. While the white is nice, the blue version is the better-looking of the pair in our opinion.
But looks aren’t the most important thing when it comes to buying an inflatable SUP board, so let’s move on to the more important stuff…
Like the 10′ model, the iRocker 11′ is ultra-durable thanks to the military-grade PVC and drop stitch construction. This really increases the overall toughness of the 11′, boosting its rigidity and making it nearly indestructible when it comes to cuts and scrapes due to rocks and other water hazards. The iRocker 11′ iSUP is not a board that you’ll need to baby — it’s built to hold up to serious use.
The 11′ is nice and stiff, and it feels similar to a hard SUP board. The big difference, of course, is that the iRocker 11′ is an inflatable SUP that can be deflated, thrown in a backpack, and stored under your bed or in a closet. There’s no need for expensive car racks or huge storage spaces — this board hardly takes up any room at all when it’s deflated (just 33″ x 13″ when rolled up).
The top of the board features a nice textured deck pad that provides excellent grip, and there’s a bungee cord located at the nose of the SUP for securing gear and valuables. At the rear of the board is a stainless steel D-ring for attaching a SUP leash or towing.
Last but not least, the iRocker 11′ tracks well in the water due to the popular 2+1 fin configuration. The board has 2 small, fixed side fins and a large 9″ removable center fin.
iRocker 11' Rating
iRocker 11′ Specs
|BOARD WEIGHT||22 lbs|
Included iRocker SUP Accessories
One of the things that we love most about iRocker’s boards is the fact that they include everything needed to start paddling. You don’t have to worry about ordering more expensive accessories after your board arrives — it’s all right there in the box.
The iRocker 11′ board comes with an adjustable aluminum paddle, hand pump, repair kit, and a sturdy backpack. The backpack isn’t fancy, but it’s tough and does what it’s supposed to do. iRocker does sell a higher-end backpack with built-in wheels if you want to spend the extra dough.
The included aluminum paddle floats, and it is adjustable from 63″ to 85″ which allows you to find the perfect length for your paddle stroke. The hand pump includes a built-in pressure gauge so that you can accurately monitor the PSI as you’re pumping the board up, and if you are like us and would prefer to skip the hand pumping, there’s an automatic electric pump available.
iRocker backs their 11′ SUP with a solid 2 year warranty against manufacturer defects, and they also throw in a 30-day money back guarantee. This is great for added peace of mind.
What is the best way to clean the board?
Just rinse off the iRocker 11′ with fresh water when you’re done paddling, and you’re good to go. Once in a while, you may want to hit the board with some mild soap and water for extra cleaning power.
How long does it take to pump up the iRocker 11′?
The inflation time varies depending on how quickly you pump, but it typically takes about 5 minutes to pump up.
Can I leave the iRocker 11′ inflated, or does it always need to be deflated?
Absolutely, you can leave the board inflated. Just don’t let the board sit out in direct sunlight for extended periods of time, as this can cause damage.
iRocker really puts out some of the best inflatable SUPs at affordable price points, and the SPORT 11′ packs a lot of value. This board comes with everything you need to get paddling, which makes it a great option for beginner paddlers.
The iRocker 11′ SUP is very well-made, and we’re big fans of the high-quality PVC material used and the rigid drop stitch core. This is a stiff, lightweight, extremely fun inflatable paddle board that will give you many years of enjoyment.
Lastly, iRocker has a super solid warranty and a great reputation for customer support. The iRocker 11′ is a board that you really can’t go wrong with, especially at this price.